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Definition of "knighthood" []

  • The rank, dignity, or vocation of a knight. (noun)
  • Behavior or qualities befitting a knight; chivalry. (noun)
  • Knights considered as a group. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "knighthood" in a sentence
  • "Day visited Sir Norman at his nursing home last year and said that despite his failing health, he remembered pretending to stumble after receiving his knighthood from the Queen in 2000, asking: "Do you remember when I tripped?""
  • "According to the BBC, he called the knighthood an “unlooked for honour”."
  • "Aldridge went on to tour the European continent, garnering numerous honors, including a knighthood from the Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and transforming Russian acting technique with his naturalistic style."